XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 10 PRO

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The Redmi Note 10 Pro is an upgrade on the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G (also known as Mi 10i 5G). You get quite interesting features in this one, such as a 120Hz OLED display, 108MP main camera and dedicated symmetrical speakers, a larger 5020mAh battery, NFC, FM radio, IR blaster, a 3.5mm jack, IP53-rated for dust and water protection, and the microSD expansion. Some of these are quite impossible to find on smartphones these days. Let’s take a look at the spec table below:

                                 XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 10 PRO
Dimensions 164 x 76.5 x 8.1 mm (6.46 x 3.01 x 0.32 in)
Weight 193 g (6.81 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame

IP53, dust and splash protection

Display AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10, 450 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
Screen Size 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~85.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
Glass Type Corning Gorilla Glass 5
OS Android 11, MIUI 12
Chipset Qualcomm SM7150 Snapdragon 732G (8 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
GPU Adreno 618
Card Slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB/128GB
Memory/RAM 6GB/8GB
Main Camera 108 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, dual pixel PDAF

8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm

5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF

2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Selfie Camera 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm
Video 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
Sound Yes, with stereo speakers
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
INFRARED PORT Yes
NFC Yes (market/region dependent)
Radio Yes
USB USB Type-C 2.0
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery Li-Po 5020 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 33W, 59% in 30 min (advertised)
Colors Onyx Gray, Glacier Blue, Gradient Bronze

BUILT & DISPLAY

This is one of the few Redmi smartphones that feature an IP rating for water and dust resistance. With a glass sandwich design, there’s a flat GG 5 on the front and a more curved glass on the rear sandwiched by a plastic frame instead of aluminum.

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The smartphone has a glossy finish thus is very slippery and one will need a case. Situated right at the very top of the display embedded in the bezel is the earpiece grille. This is also used as a stereo speaker during media play or gaming. At the top center you will also find a punch-hole for the 16MP selfie camera.

DISPLAY



There’s a 6.67 inch 120Hz AMOLED display, with a resolution of 1080 x 2400px, 20:9 aspect ratio and 395ppi. Instead of an in-display fingerprint scanner, there’s a side-mounted always-on sensor. The same is used as a Power/Lock key.

On the back is the camera bump with two layers with the bottom layer containing the LED flash, and what seems to be laser-autofocus tech. The top layer contains the four cameras.

The biggest one is on top – the main 108MP camera (by Samsung). Below are the 5MP macro cam with a telephoto lens and the 2MP depth sensor. Lastly is the 8MP ultrawide-angle shooter. At the top of the phone is an IR blaster, speaker grille, second mic and the now scarce 3.5mm jack while the bottom has the second speaker, OSB-C port, and mouthpiece.
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 INTERNALS

The Xiaomi Redmi note 10 Pro boots the Android 11 with the MIUI 12 skin out the box. Powering the smartphone is the Snapdragon 732G chip, the same one that is inside the Poco X3 NFC. The octa-core processor has two Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76) cores clocked at 2.3 GHz, and six Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55) ones, working at 1.8 GHz.

There’s an Adreno 618 on board coupled with options of either 64GB and 128GB UFS2.2. Memory-wise, you get a 6GB LPDDR4 RAM for both storage options, and according to GSMArena a limited 8GB RAM + 128GB storage is expected to launch. Check out how it did in the GeekBench and Antutu 8 test.

CAMERAS

Present on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro is a quad camera set-up with the main camera being a 108MP with 0.7µm pixels and f/1.9 6P lens. This one does not have OIS and supports Night Mode.

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Then there’s an Ultrawide shooter which uses an 8MP sensor behind f/2.2 lens. The focus is fixed at infinity. Next is the Macro Snapper which uses a 5MP OmniVision sensor telemacro f/2.4 lens with Autofocus and works with distances of 3cm and 10cm. The last camera is the depth sensor and is a 2MP shooter.

On the front, as mentioned earlier, is a 16MP sensor with a wide f/2.4 lens. Check out the real life camera performance here.

BATTERY & CHARGING

Powered by the 5020mAh battery- more than enough juice to get you through any day. Not to worry about Fast charging abilities as the phone ships with a 33W adapter and a 3A-rated USB-C cable.

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